Topic: Islam in Germany

Teaching about Islam at a German primary school (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Islam and the West

What Islamisation?

The author Hamed Abdel-Samad (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Hamed Abdel-Samads Buch "Mohamed: Eine Abrechnung"


From critique of Islam to post-Salafism

People attend an event in the Sehitlik Mosque in Berlin-Neukolln (photo: Max Zander)

Converts to Islam

German Islam

From right: Manuela Schwesig (German Minister for Families), Nurhan Soykan (Secretary-General of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany) and Erika Theißen (Managing Director of the meeting and training centre for Muslim women in Cologne) at the Islam Conference 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/B. Von Jutrczenka)

The rights of Muslims in Germany

Protected by the German constitution

Open day at the Sehitlik Mosque in Berlin (photo: Peter Zimmermann/picture-alliance)

Islam in Germany

The long road to legal recognition

Ayaan Hirsi Ali (photo: AP)

Ayaan Hirsi Ali's controversial theories on Islam


Hailed as a "female Luther"

Fereshta Ludin, Berlin, 20 March 2015 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/D. Gerlach)

Interview with Fereshta Ludin

"The decision for or against the headscarf is wholly a matter for the woman herself"

A female student wearing a headscarf (photo: picture-alliance/Joker)

The headscarf ruling from Germany's Consitutional Court

Heated debate on all sides

Muslim woman with German flag in Berlin (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Young Islam Conference

Headscarves not an issue for young people

Young Muslim women (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Raising awareness about Salafism in German schools

Symbolic acts alone are not enough

People carrying placards reading "We are Charlie" and "Religions united against hatred" take part in a solidarity march in the streets of Paris on 11 January 2015 (photo: Reuters/Platiau)

Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia


A third way, yes, but one that acknowledges the complexity of today's realities

Float in the Dusseldorf carnival parade that reads "Pegida / Game over!" (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/F. Gambarini)

The post-Pegida period

Pegida may be running out of steam, but its ideas live on

Harry Harun Behr (photo: IZIR, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)

Interview with Harry Harun Behr

"I don't know how Mohammed can be offended"

Canan Topcu (centre) speaking during a discussion at the Herbert Quandt Foundation (photo: private)

Muslims and the Paris attacks

"I distance myself from these murderers – not as a Muslim, but as a human being"

Supporters of the Pegida movement demonstrating in Dresden on 22 December 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Kay Nietfeld)

The psychology of Pegida

The craving for an enemy